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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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After King Hálfdan Svarta had drowned, his body is devided between his lands and kingdoms and buried in four different mounds.


[excerpt from] Hálfds ch. 10b

10b. The Burial of Hálfdan Svarta

Hálfdan svarti ók frá veizlu ...

Hálfdan the Black rode away f...

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Hálfdanar saga Svarta tells the story of the Norwegian king Hálfdan, the father of Haraldr Hárfagra. The saga is part of the great work of Heimskringla, written in c. 1230's by the Icelander Snorri Sturlusson.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Hálfdanar saga svarta

Attributes: Sacral kingship Mound Burial Fertility Death

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Text sections: [not skaldic]


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